News file for: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

The discovery of three squirrel-like fossils in China suggests that mammals first appeared much earlier than previously thought.

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Scientists discover that flying reptiles first seen in a science-fiction film may really have existed hundreds of millions of years ago in China.

Chinese Chemist Elected To Science Council

Chinese Chemist Elected To Science Council

Representatives from more than 140 countries have elected Chinese chemist Li Jinghai as vice-president of the International Council for Science.

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

Wound Healing, The Salamander Way

A peptide isolated from the skin of salamanders could help mimic the rapid wound healing seen in lower animals.

QBI & CAS Team Up To Take On Dementia

QBI & CAS Team Up To Take On Dementia

The joint effort between the Queensland Brain Institute and the Chinese Academy of Sciences will be the largest international research center for dementia.

New Platform Packs A Three-In-One Punch

New Platform Packs A Three-In-One Punch

Photodynamic therapy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have been combined in a single therapeutics and diagnostics platform.

Kondo Insulators Shown To Exist

Kondo Insulators Shown To Exist

The demonstration of SmB6 as a topological insulator could pave the way for new spintronic technology.

China’s JUNO Launches International Collaboration

China’s JUNO Launches International Collaboration

More than 200 scientists and 50 research institutes will collaborate on neutrino projects at JUNO.

How Fussy Pandas Maintain A Balanced Bamboo Diet

How Fussy Pandas Maintain A Balanced Bamboo Diet

A study of six pandas over six years shows that they migrate in order to switch between bamboo species which provide them with different nutrients required for successful breeding.

Captive Pandas Have Good Genes

Captive Pandas Have Good Genes

Pandas kept in captivity have good levels of genetic diversity, making it unnecessary to capture more pandas from the wild.